We were excited to be informed by the RootsTech 2020 team this week that one of our ICAPgenSM presentations has been chosen to be a part of the “virtual pass”, meaning it will be live-streamed to a huge online audience.
You can tune into this presentation, titled “Accreditation: What, Why, and How” by Diana Elder, Jenny Hansen, and Lisa Stokes on Wednesday, February 26th at 8:00 Mountain Time. Log in to the Rootstech webpage for a link to the live-streaming.
Our Presentations Committee has been doing a terrific job for us at major conferences, as well as our YouTube channel. A big thank you to Diana Elder, Julie Stoddard, Melissa Finley, Lisa Stokes, Mindy Taylor for all your efforts this past year!
Congratulations to our newest Accredited Genealogist® professionals! They have recently succeeded in passing the final phase of the examination process and have been awarded credentials. The ICAPGen℠ website explains the significance of an AG® credential:
“Those who hold the Accredited Genealogist credential have demonstrated knowledge of the key sources, history, geography, methodologies, and language of their region of interest and know how to access those records, wherever they exist, whether it is through personal onsite research, correspondence with repositories, or through a representative onsite. They are also proficient in the use of digitized original sources online. Accredited Genealogist professionals possess the skill to transcribe and abstract handwritten documents, analyze and interpret evidence, and communicate research results in quality written reports.
Examinations are given to applicants demonstrating sufficient theoretical and practical research backgrounds. A different exam is given for each geographical region, so individuals who pass an exam are rightfully designated as research experts in that region. Exams may also include subjects of specialization.”
- Heather Stewart, AG – Russia
- Joe Everett, AG – Germany and Russia
- Laura Renda, AG – U.S. Midwest
- Miles Davenport, AG – Ireland
- Kimberly Gilboy, AG – England